The prequel film is currently in theaters around the world
JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 continues to parade its prequel story to the main JUJUTSU KAISEN story around the world, delighting fans and newcomers alike. With the box office update in Japan today, along with the gains internationally, the film has been confirmed to be the 10th highest-grossing anime film of all time worldwide, pushing Studio Ghibli’s Arrietty out of the 10th spot.
As of March 27 in Japan, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 has brought in 13.16 billion yen (US$113.88 million) on the back of 9.38 million tickets sold, closing in on the coveted 10 million tickets milestone. This makes the film the 19th highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, taking over Bohemian Rhapsody’s slot and now trailing very closely behind Frozen 2.
Internationally, in North America The Numbers is estimating that JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 has reached US$27.71 million yen, in Australia and New Zealand the film has reached US$1.38 million, in South Korea the movie has made US$4,36 million, in Taiwan it has made US$7.6 million, and in the UK and Ireland the film has reached US$1.32 million. This means JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 has reached US$156.28 million at the worldwide box office and is currently the 10th highest-grossing anime film of all time worldwide.
Crunchyroll streamed the first season of the JUJUTSU KAISEN TV anime as it aired in Japan, later releasing an English dub for the series as well. Crunchyroll released the blockbuster prequel anime film JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 in North American theaters on March 18, with other territories throughout the month of March.
The second season of JUJUTSU KAISEN will be premiering on Japanese TV in 2023 with MAPPA confirming that they will be returning as the anime studio in charge, though no premiere date confirmed as of yet.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.